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Old 08-27-2015, 12:51 PM   #60
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Heat Signature, Cloaking Device, and Stealth Hull

Originally Posted by Ulzgoroth View Post
The external radiator design switch includes rules (not very involved or realistic, likely, but rules) for ships overheating when the radiators are retracted, and for using heat sinks to hold off that event.
Thirty minutes before shutdown is probably a bit generous, but it's not absurd. Doing so would normally negate any specific heat signature from the reactor, though your ship will still have a normal signature. Problem is that, well, 30 minutes of stealth isn't very much.
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